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WARM SPRINGS GOLF COURSE 2495 W. Warm Springs Ave., 208-343-5661, cityofboise.org/WSGC

The great American author and humorist Mark Twain once famously said, “Golf is a nice walk ruined.” The truth of that statement depends on just how well you’re playing on any particular day, but it can’t hurt when that walk is along the river on what is continually voted Boise’s favorite course. Warm Springs has it all: scenery, mature trees and it’s open to the public, so you get to swing away without all that pretentious country-club vibe. Just watch out for those special traps the geese like to leave. SECOND PLACE: SHADOW VALLEY GOLF COURSE THIRD PLACE: QUAIL HOLLOW GOLF COURSE

Best Local Golf Course Warm Springs Golf Course 20 Best Local Playground Camel’s Back Park 20

PATRICK SWEENEY

QUICK GUIDE TO SPORTS & REC BEST LOCAL PLAYGROUND

BEST LOCAL SKI SHOP

CAMEL’S BACK PARK

GREENWOOD’S SKI HAUS

Corner of 13th and Heron streets Best Local Board Shop Newt and Harold’s 20 Best Local Ski Shop Greenwood’s Ski Haus 20 Best Local Sports Team Boise State Bronco Football 20 Best Local Yoga Instructor James Burton, Boise Yoga Center

Few Boise parks are as iconic as Camel’s Back Park, and the others just don’t have the same fun-factor density. Within its small confines are a glee-inducing playground, tennis courts, beach volleyball, barbecue grills and down and trailheads for Foothills adventures. Not a bad combo if you ask us. Now excuse us, there’s a swing set calling.

2400 Bogus Basin Road, 208-342-6808, greenwoodsskihaus.com

After decades of serving the valley’s skiers, is it any wonder Greenwood’s is where it’s at? SECOND PLACE: MCU SPORTS THIRD PLACE: NEWT AND HAROLD’S

SECOND PLACE: SETTLERS PARK

BEST LOCAL SPORTS TEAM

THIRD PLACE: ANN MORRISON PARK 20

Best Local Trainer Chaya Dugall Martini, Idaho Athletic Club 22 Best Ski Location Within a Half-Day Drive from Boise Bogus Basin Mountain Resort 22 Best Local Bike Shop George’s Cycles and Fitness 22

NEWT & HAROLD’S

BOISE STATE BRONCO FOOTBALL

Longboards, skateboards, snowboards, ski boards ... wait, scratch that last one. Newt’s also has a kicking selection of kicks, boots, bindings and gear. If you can ride it, they can sell it to you (ponies excluded).

Greatness matters. BW may not assign six reporters to tell you what Kellen Moore’s favorite color is, but we’ll be damned if some candyass explains to us what a triple option is. When Boise State is on the blue, we’re balls-to-thewalls Broncos fans.

SECOND PLACE: THE BOARD ROOM

SECOND PLACE: IDAHO STEELHEADS

THIRD PLACE: PRESTIGE

THIRD PLACE: BOISE HAWKS

BEST LOCAL BOARD SHOP 1021 Broadway Ave., 208-385-9300, newtandharolds.com

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BEST LOCAL YOGA INSTRUCTOR

JAMES BURTON, BOISE YOGA CENTER 3113 Rose Hill; 450 W. State St., Ste. 250, Eagle, 208-343-9786, boiseyogacenter.com

For an activity that promotes inner peace and mental calm, it sure was a cutthroat battle to the top. But when the yoga mats settled, it was James Burton who managed to stretch past the rest to end up as king of the mountain (pose) for the second year in a row. The Aussie transplant has been studying Iyengar yoga for more than a decade and recently returned from a month of intensive continuing training in India. Now his students can learn all of the latest (ancient) techniques. You can find Burton teaching the wonders of yoga at either Boise Yoga Center location: You just better be ready to work. SECOND PLACE: MARISA SMITH, MUSE STUDIOS THIRD PLACE, TIE: VICKIE ALDRIDGE, BOISE YOGA CENTER; JAMIE MITCHELL, BIKRAM YOGA

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Boise Weekly Vol. 19 Issue 14  

Best of Boise 2010: Readers' Choices

Boise Weekly Vol. 19 Issue 14  

Best of Boise 2010: Readers' Choices